Dr. Stephen Waterbrook, MD

Dr. Stephen Waterbrook, MD

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General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
39 y/o
23 reviews

Accepting new patients

My training at Loma Linda University, residency in general surgery, and practice in Dayton Ohio for five years have been a great base for practicing in Grass Valley. I became a doctor to treat the whole person, I believe that physical problems are often just one of the stressful things going on in life. I also believe there is a need to treat the underserved in our community, nation and world, and so medical mission trips are also an interest of mine whether here or abroad. In addition, I believe that spirituality should be addressed with each patient. My personal model is Jesus Christ who was the Great Physician. He came to heal people physically, mentally, and spiritually which gave them a correct understanding of God's love for them....See Less

Stephen Waterbrook, M.D.

150 Catherine Ln Ste J

Grass Valley, CA 95945
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Accepted insurance

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • PHCS
  • Tricare

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Care Philosophy

Approaching each patient with the whole person in mind is always best regardless of the condition. Each patient deserves focused attention every time they see me. This allows me to get the whole picture besides the physical problem that brought them in.
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Dr. Waterbrook's Experience

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Dr. Waterbrook's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Wound & Burn Care
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Debridement
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair, Open
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision of Testicular Lesion
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Akron General Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Waterbrook has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2016 Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction

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Dr. Waterbrook's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Waterbrook to family and friends
4.4
based on 23 total surveys (3 with reviews)
Dr. Waterbrook's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
Grass Valley, CA |
The reason I did not give a 5 star is because my 92yr old mother opted out having colon surgery, so I could not honestly rate his surgical skills. But the office accommodated a family of 4 along with "mom" allowing us all to hear options, express questions and come to a conclusion that he also supported us in. We all appreciated his clear honest explanation along with his gentile compassion.
in Nevada City, CA |
His 'halo' is slipping---badly. I went to see him on January 4th with great expectations and I left feeling deflated and in shock. He was overly blunt which did nothing for my confidence in him, the procedure, or myself. His assistant was almost rude. She didn't want to explain anything in lay person's terms. They said they would refer me to a cardiologist in in Auburn for clearance. It's now the 20th of January and not a single call from their office since!!!
Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry that you felt your diagnosis and treatment were not conveyed as you'd like. We try to give information as straightforwardly as possible to help you make informed and appropriate decisions. We also desire that our patients make it through the surgical process as safe as possible which is why we spent hours coordinating a cardiology appointment for you. Because of the shortage of cardiologists in our community this can be difficult. Rest assured we did try.
in Auburn, CA |
I had have a great experience through out the time i was going through my problem Dr. Waterbrook knows what he is doing . He and his staff in the office are very friendly and you get call in very quickly. He can get the job done very quickly. There are not much waiting time besides prepping for the surgery;. But after the surgery, I feel great All thanks to DR. WAterbrook. He listens to your concerns and answers any questions you have. HE is a great doctor.
Jenny, Dr. Waterbrook appreciates you taking the time to give this glowing review. I'm glad that you feel that we are a friendly office and that Dr. Waterbrook listened to your concerns and answered your questions. We know surgery can be very stressful and we try to make your experience as comforting and stress free as possible. We are thankful that you wanted to share your positive experience with others. Thank you again. Blessings and continued good health. Tammy H. Practice Manager
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Dr. Waterbrook accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Covered California - Bronze EPO
    Covered California - Gold EPO
    Covered California - Platinum EPO
    Covered California - Silver EPO
    Federal Employee Program
    Federal Employee Program - Basic Option
    Federal Employee Program - Standard Option
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
    Large Group PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    Medical Mutual of Ohio POS
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • PHCS
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life

Hospitals where Dr. Waterbrook has admitting privileges

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
155 Glasson Way
Grass Valley, CA 95945
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